macOS 12.3 and /usr/bin/python. Status?

Mike Alexander mta at
Sat Apr 30 07:08:47 UTC 2022

On 23 Apr 2022, at 8:06, Steven Smith wrote:

> The only issue I’ve seen with the disappearance of macOS native 
> Python is some minor thing my own preliminary calendar-contacts-server 
> configuration—the “fix” in response to the update was just to 
> install the MacPorts version.

I'm also on 12.3.1 and haven't noticed any problems with anything I've 
installed from MacPorts.  However there is at least one thing Apple 
installed that depends on Python.  The Automator action "Combine PDF 
Pages" fails because it tries to use the copy of Python that has been 
removed.  See for example  If this matters to you 
don't upgrade to 12.3.


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